The Gabriela Mistral Foundation US is pleased to announce a unique initiative presented by ArsFactus, an Artists Association that will feature the works of a group of women artists. The goal of this project is to honor two women of letters Gabriela Mistral and Isabel Allende by bringing together literature and the visual arts and promoting the works of these two great authors.
The artists will work with a total of 12 titles -six by Mistral, and six by Allende-, (each ArsFactus member will chose a specific title), the artists will have two copies of each book. One will be intervened creatively, resulting in one and only signed artwork to be treasured and displayed; the second "twin" book will be for reading pleasure.
The project is curated by Ms. Rocio Aranda- Alvarado, Chief Interim Curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York, and Gloria Garafulich-Grabois, Director of the Gabriela Mistral Foundation & Founder of the Chapter in Chile of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
"Ardor" by Guadalupe Valdés
ArsFactus is an independent association of twelve Chilean visual artists that project contemporary art works and curatorial programs that reflect the multiple interactions between life and art; art and the public sphere; creative artistic capital and gender empowerment. The group is conscious of regional cultural developments as well as the importance of the scope of international views, and promotes their projects with exhibitions, auctions, conversations and other venues of contemporary art, urban planning, architecture, music, literature, and cultural heritage
The ArsFactus' artists are Denise Blanchard, Ximena Cousiño, Amelia Errázuriz, Maite Izquierdo, Catalina Mena Urmenyl, María José Mir, Alejandra Morales, Carolina Oltra, Catalina Prado, Eliana Simonetti, Guadalupe Valdés and Angela Wilson. The project manager is Fernanda Meza.
More information in the following link.